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How cannabinoid drugs affect the experience of pain

A first-of-its-kind meta-analysis of existing research has reviewed the effects of cannabinoid drugs on the experience of pain.<p>The Centers for …

The Brain

7 Ways To Beat Stress at Work Using CBD Oil

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, has risen dramatically in popularity as a treatment to reduce stress, and for good reason. It is available for …

Marijuana heats up Texas Senate race

Gage Skidmore<p>Marijuana and drug legalization is turning into a red-hot issue in Texas’s red-hot U.S. Senate race between incumbent Republican Senator …

Cannabis Industry

How to Pair Adaptogens with CBD

Many people who choose to incorporate CBD products into their wellness routine may wonder how well CBD pairs with other powerful plant allies. …

Mushrooms

Marijuana makes you want more sex, not less — and it might even make you enjoy it more

A common stereotype is that smoking weed makes you lazy. The image of a "stoner" is often portrayed as someone who sits around, snacking on junk food, and is too languid to do anything — including have sex.<p>But scientific research has pushed back on this cliché. According to one study, published in …

Cannabis

More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana

Members of the generation that came of age in the era of marijuana are reaching for weed in their golden years.<p>A study published in the journal <i>Drug and Alcohol Dependence</i> this month suggests that increasing numbers of middle aged and older adults are using marijuana — and using it a lot.<p>The …

Middle Age

Congress Removes Medical Marijuana Protections for Veterans From New Funding Bill

A proposal to allow military veterans to use medical marijuana in states where it is legal was killed by Congress.In June, the Senate passed a bill …

Veterans

Senate Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans

Two Democratic U.S. senators filed legislation on Wednesday that would effectively legalize medical marijuana for military veterans and let government doctors help them access it.<p>Under the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians would be empowered …

Veterans

America’s Invisible Pot Addicts

More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead.<p>The proliferation of retail boutiques in California did not really bother him, Evan told me, but the billboards did. Advertisements for delivery, advertisements promoting the substance for relaxation, for …

Cannabis

Michigan Voters Will See Recreational Marijuana on November Ballot

Voters in Michigan will have the chance to approve recreational marijuana for the state, as a legalization initiative now dubbed Proposal 1 will …

Cannabis

Beto O'Rourke Defends Decriminalizing Marijuana After Ted Cruz Airs Ad Attacking Him

As the Senate race in Texas heats up, Democrat Beto O'Rourke is not backing down on his defense of decriminalizing marijuana.Last week, Republican …

Republicans

Nearly 37 Million Americans Used Marijuana in 2017

The United States would likely be the world's most lucrative cannabis market... if not for the federal government.<p>Though it probably took a lot …

Cannabis

Legal Weed Is a Reality in America, but Congress Refuses to Admit It

As New York moves toward legal recreational cannabis, the failure to enact nationwide reforms is becoming more glaring.<p>New York State Senator Diane Savino says she knows the moment Governor Andrew Cuomo changed his mind on legal weed.<p>Cuomo was famously so anti-marijuana that as recently as February …

Cannabis

Elizabeth Warren: Jeff Sessions Acted as “Catalyst” for Weed Legalization

This year, President Donald Trump broke ranks with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and signaled he supports new legislation called the STATES Act, …

Cannabis

Autistic children needed for medical marijuana study at CHOP

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is seeking patients to participate in an observational study of medical cannabis.<p>The study will not provide any …

Autism

California lawmakers vote to wipe out old pot convictions

<b>(CNN) —</b> When California voters approved Proposition 64 in November 2016, they OK'd more than the legalization of recreational marijuana. They authorized allowing people to petition the judicial system to have their old pot convictions expunged.<p>A bill -- passed Wednesday by the state Senate and now …

Cannabis

Senator Elizabeth Warren says feds should ‘back off’ marijuana legalization

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) thinks that the federal government should keep its hands off the increasing number of states legalizing cannabis.<p>Warren spoke to Jen Rogers on <i>the Final Round</i> to talk about her support for a bipartisan bill that would restrict federal agencies from interfering with …

Don't Fall Over, but the DEA Just Changed Its Tune on Marijuana

Big changes are under way right now in our neighbor to the north. Beginning Oct. 17, recreational marijuana will officially go on sale in Canada, making it the first industrialized country in the world to give adult-use weed the green light.<p>The legalization of marijuana in Canada is expected to …

Scientists May Have Discovered Why Cannabis Helps People With IBD

Researches studying the hundreds of species of microbes that live inside your gut have stumbled upon the connection between cannabis and intestinal …

DEA proposes for more marijuana, less opioids in 2019

Two federal agencies hope to reduce the nation’s opioid epidemic with the help of legal cannabis.<p>In a news release issued by the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration, officials are calling to quintuple the cultivation of research-grade cannabis while reducing production of …

Survey: More adults are using marijuana, while youth rates remain flat in Colorado

Both the 2015 and 2017 Healthy Kids Colorado Surveys found about half of kids thought of marijuana as risky, felt it was easy to get underage and …

North Dakota Will Officially Vote on Recreational Marijuana Legalization This November

While most marijuana advocates are looking at Michigan as the next possible state to legalize recreational marijuana, it turns out we should be …

Big Beer Makes Another Marijuana Move As Heineken Launches Cannabis Brew

Heineken is leaning into canna-beverages.The storied Dutch beer maker is following the lead of several other major brewers by making a bet on the …

Cannabis

Free Cannabis Giveaways Paint a Picture of What the Post-legalization Black Market Will Look Like, Say Experts

With no concrete path to legality, dispensary owners see a future where craft cannabis producers are once again forced into the shadows.<p>Two StarMetro …

'I'm Not Joking When I Say Medical Marijuana Is Like A Miracle': Multiple Sclerosis Patient

A new clinical trial involving medical marijuana is seeing one patient with multiple sclerosis walking with strength she hasn't had in years.<p>Joanne …

Trump Tariffs Set To Hit Cannabis Industry

It’s more than soybean farmers and car makers who could feel the effects of Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese products. The legal cannabis industry will take a hit as well.<p>Vaping devices, and batteries, filters and cartridges created for vaping devices are all subject to the new tariffs said Arnaud …

Cannabis

How to Beat a Drug Test, According to Experts

Some of the detoxifying drinks may work.<p>I like to consider myself a pro on beating drug tests because I’ve passed numerous—even some close calls—while on probation, in prison, and on parole. I would have only tested positive for weed, but a dirty for marijuana could’ve sent me to “the hole” for 60 …

Records show marijuana charges, convictions fall more heavily on black Virginians

Whites charged with marijuana possession in Virginia are more likely to get a second chance, while blacks are far more likely to spend time behind …

Jury Refuses To Imprison Georgia Man Who Admitted To Illegally Growing Medical Marijuana

A Georgia man recently admitted in court that he grew medical marijuana, which is a bold move in a state known for it's strong anti-cannabis stance. …

'The American Public Has A Much More Favorable Point Of View On Marijuana Than Is Warranted By The Evidence,' Says California Researcher

People are jumping to conclusions about the benefits of medical marijuana, according to Dr. Salomeh Keyhani of the University of California, San …